Ergonomics of wearable computers

Chris Baber, James Knight, David Haniff, Lee Alex Donald Cooper

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Abstract

Wearable computers represent a new and exciting area for technology development, with a host of issues relating to display, power and processing still to be resolved. Wearable computers also present a new challenge to the field of ergonomics; not only is the technology distinct, but the manner in which the technology is to be used and the relationship between user and computer have changed in a dramatic fashion. In this paper, we concentrate on some traditional ergonomics concerns and examine how these issues can be addressed in the light of wearable computers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)15-21
Number of pages7
JournalMobile Networks and Applications
Volume4
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Information Systems
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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